The Rough Guide to the Blues

The Rough Guide to the Blues

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The Rough Guide to Blues gives you the complete lowdown on all the grittiest singers, bottleneck guitarists, belt-it-out divas and wailing harmonica players that made the most influential music of the last century. From music legend B.B. King to folk hero Robert Johnson, the guide includes detailed profiles of hundreds of artists and critical reviews of their best albums. The fascinating story is told in full a€“ how the blues crawled from the Mississippi Delta, went electric in the big cities, and spread across the world a€“ with feature boxes on topics like boogie woogie, gospel and the best blues record labels. Check out the ten greatest slide-guitar tracks a€“ or the ten most miserable a€œwoke up this mornina€s. with the handy playlists that help you to picka€™na€™choose quick a€œbest ofsa€ to download to your iPod or MP3 player.The Rough Guide lo the Blues *The Ston * Chicago club scene in particular was invigorated by the renewed flow of alcohol; star ... The darkest days of the Depression had inspired many blues songs, including Tampa Reda#39;s aquot;Depression Bluesaquot; ... The legacy of Charley Patton By the time the worst of the Depression was over, the focus of the blues had slowly but ... In the world of commercial record labels, the rural blues of the Delta was eventually superseded by new, slicker styles andanbsp;...

Title:The Rough Guide to the Blues
Author:Nigel Williamson
Publisher:Rough Guides Limited - 2007


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